NY City Science Olympiad

This is the Middle School Div B site. Here are the Div C sites:

NYC Div C EAST

NYC Div C WEST

Covid-19 be damned! Let's get set for 2021!!

We are down, but not out!!

As we huddle indoors to avoid the risk of the current SARS-CoV-2 viral infection, many of you are probably wondering, "But what about Science Olympiad?" Well, here is what I know:

  • My school has told us not to makes any SciOly plans since there will be certain budget cuts, our after-school program is up in the air. But between you and me, "up in the air" or not, we will have a team going to compete next year, and I hope all of you will as well! This past year, I met with our team in the local library on several occasions to stay updated and to see what everyone was doing. I plan on doing that again.
  • On that note, if you have access to your 6th and 7th graders emails and are hoping to stay in touch over the summer, make sure you collect those emails now while you still have access to these so you can update your teams.
  • Until the State site is updated, the National website  https://www.soinc.org/  has plenty of information, including the latest on the 2020 Rules Replay for next year  https://www.soinc.org/sites/default/files/uploaded_files/2020_Rules_Replay_Rationale_031820.pdf 
  • I hope you are all well, getting some exercise, reading some good books (I just finished Nerve Damage by Tom Combs and have started Reversion by Dr. Amy Rogers - I can't put it down. I found her on the sciencethrillers.com and if you want to read a fantastic (and not based on sensationalism) blog on SARS-CoV-2, go here  https://www.amyrogers.com/amys-blog/ 
  • In the next few weeks, I will be updating this site to give you as much information as possible to make sure you and your teams are ready to go for next year, so please keep an eye on this site.



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2019-20 Registration is now open!!

NY City has a BIG year ahead!

Whether you are new to the Science Olympiad (aka SciOly) or are a "veteran" of many years of competing, this is going to be a great year! We have many exciting changes taking place, for instance:


  • Division A -  Division A - NY City is going to be holding its first A Division Open House for the younger siblings of B Division participants.  Division A is the Science Olympiad Division for Elementary School Students.  The little ones are really going to love those these events AND it will give them something positive to do while their older siblings are doing their competitions.  Look to the Downloads section for examples of some Division A events. 
  • 23 Events! I have heard you and we are running all 23 events! It is going to be a bit more "involved" so we will need as many extra hands on deck as you can bring!
  • Trials Events: Duct Tape Challenge & Science Tech Bowl!! Two favorites!


Get ready and fasten your seat belts! 2020 is going to be lots of fun!

Learn More

To prepare, click below to bring you to all forms you will need as well as some samples of the events (final decision has not been made yet) for the Div A children! Scroll to the bottom of the page...

How do I register a team?

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Registration is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Go to the NY State Science Olympiad site here. (Yes, this takes you to the STATE website! You must register here with the State to compete in the Regional competition. More than a few have asked me about this).
  2. Sign up the number of teams being registered - each one individually.
  3. Send a check before the end of November, and you're all set!
  4. ** Make sure you register each team separately. 


If you are interested in registering, or if you have any questions, please contact me at drcubbin@gmail.com


NY City Regional Competition Information:

March 7, 2020

(Snow Date March 14, 2020)

Grover Cleveland High School

2127 Himrod Street

Ridgewood, NY 11385


** When sending in Registration Payment, please send to the new SciOly address:

 

New York State Science Olympiad, Inc.

4649 Whetstone Road

Manlius, NY  13104.


UPDATE - Download the 2019-20 "New" Rules Manual here!!

Registration deadline

Register Early!!!

 It is very important that teams for the 2019-20 competition season are registered by the end of November.  That way, we will know how many teams are competing, and then we will be able to set up a schedule. In order to award medals for 6 teams for each event, we must have at least 20 teams registered by the end of November.

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Eligible # of teams to State?

How many teams qualify to go to State?

The number of schools that will get invitations to the NYS competition is determined by the number of registered teams in that region as a percentage of the total teams registered in NYS as of December 15.


Teams registering after that date up to the deadline of December 31 are eligible to fully participate in the program, but do not count in determining the number of invitations.

Total number of 2020 NYC Div B Invitations is 6!!

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CONGRATULATIONS to NYC SCHOOLS ON 2019 STATE ACHIEVEMents

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FIVE NYC TEAMS MOVED ON TO THE STATE COMPETITION WHERE 39 TEAMS COMPETED. HERE ARE THE RESULTS!

Nathaniel Hawthorne MS 74 placed 31st and medaled in two events - taking 7th in Heredity!


Sunset Park Prep placed 22nd and medaled in three events - taking 4th in Experimental Design and 7th in Elastic Launched Gliders!


St. Ignatius Loyola placed 21st and medaled in three events - taking 6th in Mystery Architecture!


The Buckley School placed 15th and medaled in seven events - taking 3rd in Roller Coaster and 5th in both Crime Busters and Solar System!


The Bay Academy placed 3rd and medaled in 15 events - including 1st place in Anatomy and Physiology and Heredity! *


* THE TOP TWO TEAMS FROM THE NY STATE COMPETITION ARE INVITED TO THE NATIONAL COMPETITION. THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A NYC TEAM INVITED TO THE NATIONAL COMPETITION, SO LET'S MAKE THIS OUR YEAR!!


THE #1 GOAL FOR THE 2019-20 NYC SCIOLY SEASON IS TO HAVE ONE OF OUR GREAT NYC TEAMS HEAD TO NATIONALS!!

WE ARE SO PROUD OF ALL OUR COMPETITORS AND CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT THE NEW SEASON WILL BRING FOR ALL OF OUR BIG APPLE TEAMS!! LET'S GO TO NATIONALS!!

About Us

The Science Olympiad

The Science Olympiad (SciOly) is a National Competition encompassing true inquiry events.  Students are involved not only in the academic fields of biology, chemistry, physics and earth science, but also in the technology behind them.  They build vehicles, bridges, roller coasters and more - and in the process learn about the science behind them.  They learn how to work with a team.  Students are rewarded for their academics, teamwork, and practice in this true STEM competition.